Ivan Reitman


Behind the scenes of Ghostbusters (1984)

“Eight years in the making and with over seventy cast and crew interviews Cleanin’ Up The Town: Remembering Ghostbusters is the definitive documentary that charts how Ghostbusters and Ghostbusters 2 came to fruition and how these films were made by the people that made them.

Interviews include actors in the film Dan Aykroyd, Harold Ramis, Ernie Hudson, Sigourney Weaver Annie Potts, David Margulies, William Atherton, Kurt Fuller and Jason Reitman, Director Ivan Reitman, Producer Michael C. Gross, Visual Effects crew including Richard Edlund, Terry Windell, Dennis Muren and Steve Johnson, musicians Ray Parker Jr and The Bus Boys.

In this extended cut we want audiences to experience a little more of what they can expect from this feature length documentary.”

What’s Happening Next With The Ghostbusters Franchise, According To Ivan Reitman - CINEMABLEND
After last summer's Ghostbusters reboot, the franchise's future seemed an uncertain prospect. And yet, there's some immediate plans to keep the brand alive and well, at least according to mastermind Ivan Reitman. Read on for his update on the series' condition and where it's headed in the near future.

We might be getting an animated Ghostbusters movie in 2019 or 2020!


Favorite Films: Dave (1993)

I’d like to apologize to the American people. You see, I forgot that I was hired to do a job for you, and it was just a temp job at that. I forgot that I had 250 million people who were paying me to make their lives a little bit better, and I didn’t live up to my part of the bargain. You see, I think there are certain things you should expect from your president. I ought to care more about you than I do about me. I ought to care about more about… I ought to care more about what’s right than what’s popular. I ought to be willing to give up this whole thing for something I believe in. Because if I’m not… if I’m not…if I’m not… if I’m not, then maybe I don’t belong here in the first place.

Deleted scene from “Ghostbusters”, 1984
OK, I’m not gonna lie. I totally shipped Janine and Egon as a child (probably due in large part to the cartoon series “The Real Ghostbusters”, which I loved), before “shipping” was even really a thing. But I was still surprised by just how delighted I was to discover this deleted scene (I may have done some squeeing), and also how sad I felt that it was removed from the film. I seriously had no idea I was so emotionally invested in the movie “Ghostbusters”.

Janinegon forever, you guys.


The Hilarious Story of Canadian Comedy (2005). Featuring interviews with Lorne Michaels, Dan Aykroyd, Bernie Brillstein, and Rosie Shuster, discussing Saturday Night Live. And Bernie Brillstein declares, “If you want to put Canadian humor in one person, its Danny. No one ever gave him the credit for what he is. Take a look at Trading Places and you know how good Danny is.”  And Ivan Reitman adds, “He’s a visionary, a true visionary.”

There’s also a very touching tribute to John Candy, in which Aykroyd refers to The Great Outdoors as “the definitive Canadian cottage movie.” :)

Winston Zeddemore: “Hey, wait a minute. Hey, hey, hey, hey, hey! Hold it! Now, are we actually gonna go before a federal judge, and tell him that some moldy Babylonian god is going to drop in on Central Park West, and start tearing up the city?” Dr. Egon Spengler: “Sumerian, not Babylonian.” Dr. Peter Venkman: “Yeah. Big difference.” Winston: “No offense, guys, but I’ve gotta get my own lawyer.”

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